Earth, Moon & Sun

Earth Moon Sun

Earth, Moon & Sun

Ages:3rd - 6th Grade

This family show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. Native American stories are used to help distinguish between myths and science.

Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show also explores past and future space travel to the Moon and beyond. Produced by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Teacher Resources

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Classroom Activities

New York State Science Learning Standards covered during this program for 3rd grade – Middle School students.

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